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, they haven't said what that weapon was. >>> it is 4:32 now. even city leaders commit crime in oakland is out of control. but help is on the way. as linda yee reports, a former big city police chief has been hired to offer the city some help. >>> reporter: 127 homicides in oakland so far this year, the highest in five years. some people are afraid to just go out. >> i work in east oakland, and it's really scary going to work and coming out every day. >> reporter: the mayor and the police chief agree, crime is out of control. >> we have to try something different. >> reporter: that something new comes in the form of a $250,000 consultant to the police department. legendary lawman bill bratton. he is the former new york police commissioner and los angeles police chief who drastically reduced violent crime during his tenure in both cities. >> if anyone can straighten out the terrible problems that oakland has with the police, he can. >> reporter: former san jose police chief and now hoover institution fellow joe mcnamara says bratton is known for being tough on crime and gangs and is a genius at
. >>> oakland's city leaders reaching for help to stem growing crime right, plan calls for consulting with veteran law enforcement officials from los angeles and boston, it includes a return to neighborhood policing with five districts drawn. >>> state senator jerry hill of san mateo will introduce a bill to require repeat drunk drivers to blow into a breathalyzer before they hit the road even if sober. would it require ignition devices on vehicles after a driver's second conviction. the device requires a breath sample before the engine can start. right now it is up to the court to decide. >>> expect to see more officers on bay area streets tonight through new year's eve. the chp and other law enforcement agencies are cracking down. they are setting up dui checkpoints in the north bay, south bay and peninsula, starting 6:00 through monday night. >>> it is 4:35. high school senior faces possibility of being expelled after writing a poem that alarmed some at her san francisco school. the 17-year-old attends life learning academy. her poem talks about the shooting in connecticut. she red
getting to foster city. >> south bound 101 is problem free for all of you coming out the north bay. no accidents. maybe areas of dense fog. the drive is 22 minutes out of novato into the city. >> thank you erica. >> an 18 year old man is in critical condition this morning after being shot several times at the pittsburgh bay. bart station. >> this was a scene in the parking lot or the shooting happened. police received reports of the shooting as before 7:00 last night. the victim was transported to john muir medical center with life-threatening injuries that needed surgery. >> police have not yet located the gunman. >> service was stopped last tie for about 45 minutes office make sure the shooter was not getting away on the bart train. >> bart trains also held in concord at reports of a man with a gun at the station. >> the police acted because ms. delays last night on the pittsburgh bay. live in both the san francisco and pittsburgh directions. >> this report for unrelated to the earlier shooting at the pittsburgh station. service is expected to run regularly to day. >> police shoo
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of dollars that would affect ford's from new york city to houston. amazon is announce this year's holiday sales as their biggest ever. consumers purchased 306 items per second on their peak day this season. amazon says customers order 26 and a half million items on cyber monday. that is a new record for the online retailer. amazon set another record on christmas day for digital download. the scandal continues to dominate the websites best sellers with the kindle fire hb tablet leading the way. >> it helps the u.s. economy. >> that's why i did it mark >> you did it for the economy. a look at the bay bridge and it is common pleasant and 32 degrees right now. we're expecting a few rain showers later on today. >> we are watching the weather across the country and a lot of folks are still traveling. many people in the midwest and northeast waking up to sonority conditions. -- snowy conditions you can see in the northeast they are getting a break from the storm but i want to focus and on the gulf states where parts of arkansas and southern louisiana are looking at the possibility for some sever
tough to come by in the city. cornell bernart"px >> reporter: finding parking in san francisco can be a mission impossible. >> drive around for half an hour sometimes. >> reporter: san francisco is one city in the bay area using smart parking technology which adjust prices at meters and sensors determine if a space is vacant many parking apps use the information to help you. officials admit it is only 90% accurate. >> anything as far as using new technology can't be absolutely perfect. what we've done is look at this on an ongoing basis. >> reporter: we downloaded the free sf park app, blue line indicated lots of empty spaces on hayes street near franklin we only found a crowded street. this time it appears the app let us down unless i'm missing one there is not a single space here. we are going to move on to another neighborhood. unscientific test took us to laguna street where the app showed there was parking, none here either, minutes later, success the app decked us to grove street and lots of spaces. -- have you used the app yourself? >> yes. it works well. >> reporter: others
(male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. oakland city leaders, battling a big jump in a crime. today -- they're laying out new strategies. all this, as the city's police department faces record-low staffing levels. and previous plans to stop the violence this year -- have seemingly failed. now for a look at the most recent crime statistics out of oakland. 119 murders this year -- that's up 21-percent from the same period last year. 210 rapes -- up 23-percent. nearly 4-thousand robberies -- a 23-percent increase. and more than 12-thousand burglaries -- a jump of 44- precent. >> reporter: there 2012 policies did not work. the is what they've been saying, so the want to do two things, there were to contract out public safety experts that ephod crime in the los angeles, detroit, what advice to take and what approach to take. second, there would to neighborhood policing with five different areas. two of them in the east oakland area with captions on each one with crime-fighting specializing in their area. >> we have to do something. what we did last
in the city. legendary lawman bill bratton will become a consultant for the oakland police department. he helped reduce violent crime when headed up the new york and l.a. pds but some residents aren't sure a new consultant is a good solution to the city of oakland. the oakland city council by the way votes next month on the plan to hire bratton. it's going to cost $250,000 to use him as a consultant. >>> a milestone today for san francisco's muni. the public transit system is turning 100 years old and there's a celebration designed to benefit everyone. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san francisco to give us some history. >> reporter: 100 years ago the first muni line started running from geary to 33rd avenue. today, muni railway serves about 200 million passengers a year. it has a network of 63 bus routes a historic light rail system, streetcars and three cable car lines. but before muni even existed, the city's public transit system involved horse-drawn buggies. to celebrate, service on all muni services including the cable car line will be free starting right now until 5 a.m. tomorr
was involved --. >> what's his name? >> is the same person. >> john malmouth from the city attorney's office. the item on the agenda is not for action so the actual selection is not before you. this is still just a discussion item. >> so i'm confused. >> me, too. >> does that mean -- i thought that this body had the -- or do you mean it's just not listed as such and we can't take action until january? >> correct. while the bic has the authority to authorize the contract, the way it's been -- the way it's angendized for today's calendar does not allow you it take action today. >> so we can post it as an action item. >> correct. >> parliamentarian. >> well, actually, the buck stops here with me. i was under the impression we're taking action on this today. i have it apologize to my fellow commissioners, that was the whole idea we were going to discuss it here today. so, with that, can i amend that now at this stage? no? >> no. i think the options that are available to the commission if you want to act on this quickly is to schedule a special meeting and find a date in january. i think
to r par: by arsonists. >> this is what the antioch city park toddler look like after arsonists set fire to it back in september. >> of the past three months, the group take back antioch helped raise $25,000. >> the community has produced a 500. >> assemblymen jim frazier donated to thousand pg&e had of the remaining $14,500 in to start repairs. >> the result is a brought about three months, once spring is here. >> a state appeals court has reversed a jury's decision to commit a sexually violent predator to his state mental hospital, saying a san jose prosecutors engaged in serious misconduct. >> the ping and claim that santa clara county chief assistant district attorney j. boyarsky asked if progress isn't made in our arguments during the trial. >> daniel shazier pleaded guilty in 1994 to so sodomy. >> he was sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison, but prosecutors sought to commit him to a state mental hospital. >> the city attorney's office is coordinating a state out reach effort by customers who are eligible for the refund. you must claim within a three month period between now
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